Border Network for Human Rights Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Family Separation and Detention Policy
Constructing Tent Cities, Dehumanizing Immigrant Families, and Detaining Children Undermines American Values
El Paso TX/Southern New Mexico. – In a press conference on Wednesday, July 25 at 11:30 am the Border Network for Human Rights will announce that it is joining a lawsuit filed earlier this month by the Southwest Environmental Center challenging the Trump Administration’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy, and concomitant practices of family separation and detention (SWEC v Sessions). Keeping families from requesting asylum and instead criminalizing them, separating children from parents and putting them in cages, delaying family reunification—these are not American values of welcoming and inclusion, yet this is what this Administration has done.
WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE BNHR JOINING SWEC V SESSIONS LAWSUIT AGAINST ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’, FAMILY SEPARATION, AND FAMILY DETENTION
WHEN: TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH, 2018 at 11:30 AM
WHERE: BNHR OFFICES (2115 N. PIEDRAS STREET)
We cannot idly wait as families are ripped apart and their humanity degraded. We cannot accept discrimination and cruelty that undermines the human and civil rights of every American. This Administration must know that border communities are watching, that we are resisting, and that we will fight any violation of anyone’s civil and constitutional rights.
America must again offer a beacon of hope and freedom to the world. Let’s bring human rights home. Let’s make our border the New Ellis Island. Let the world know us for our values of welcoming, inclusion, and righteousness and not for our cruelty, degradation, and criminalization of new immigrants.